Daryl R. Nicholson


As a youth, a wonderful middle school art teacher realized my aptitude for drawing and encouraged me to pursue that gift. My early works were detailed pencil drawings and pen and ink scratchboards ~ a foretelling of my future: I am a detail oriented person who has a zeal for challenges.

Although I have been drawing and taking photographs for a good part of my life, I more recently chose watercolors. I believed the spontaneous nature of its results would give me an opportunity to loosen up ~ and yes, because I relished the challenge they bring!  In watercolors, a mistake can be a wonderful accident; all does not have to be precise.

I have taken numerous classes and workshops with recognized watercolorists including Don Andrews, Jeannie McGuire, Charles Reid, Mel Stabin, Iain Stewart and Frank Webb. I am a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Watercolor Society of Alabama, the Tallahassee Watercolor Society, Mid-South Watercolorists, Inc., the Landings Art Association, a Signature Member of the Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, a Merit Member of the Atlanta Artists Center, and a Past President and Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.


Snippets of My Life...

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an un-lived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

                                                                                                                                                                               Natalie Babbitt 

Through watercolors, I strive to evoke the emotional essence of my subjects using strong design,

vibrant colors and distinct brush strokes.

I like to push the limits of color, paint application and expression. I find pleasure in exploring

faces in unconventional ways,

often intertwining a group of people

and obscuring the background.

My aim is to call forth a response  ~

to stimulate your emotions,

capture your imagination,

or stir up a memory...

and I am grateful for

any connection we may gain.